Lariat meaning

lărē-ət
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A rope used for tethering grazing horses, etc.
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To tie or catch with a lariat.
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(wrestling) An attack where the wrestler runs towards an opponent, wraps his arm around their upper chest and neck and then forces them to the ground.
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A rope for picketing grazing horses or mules.
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Origin of lariat

  • Spanish la reata la the (from Latin illa al-1 in Indo-European roots) reatar to tie again (re- again) (from Latin re–) (atar to tie) (from Latin aptāre to join) (from aptus) (past participle of apere to tie)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish la reata "˜the lasso'.

    From Wiktionary